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ends meet. they're finding a way to be happy and that environment. we see different purchase patterns. have notustomers who cut back on special events, holidays, christmas, memorial they'reher's day figuring out how to operate in a pretty uncertain environment. >> i think politics used to be about how we all lift each other up and increase. the recession has caused them to get in this caveman mentality. you cannot trust other people. the banks pulled one over on you and the regulators pulled one over on you. the sense that we share prosperity i think for a lot of people left. this issue where we have developed into a politics where it is about what more can we get. we bifurcated a little bit. you are in the business of trying to tell a community we can grow to gather. tell me about that. >> i do believe at the municipal level we are a level of government that has some trust from the population than some of the other levels of government. cities across america do the same basic function. it is not really matter the size of the city. yet to pick up the trash. link insignals have to the
of environment for the investment is also one of our national priorities. currently, the climate for investment according to international ratings isn't among the top 20, i would say, but i wish we have a chance to get in the same kind of format in five years. i bet we will be in the 20. we are working hard on creating conditions in russia that would be considered by other outside investors as good as in 20 best countries in the world. but even today i think our investment climate is very much underrated, and we are doing much better than some of late. at the same time, also when it comes to russian economy we have enjoyed previous -- [inaudible] fiscal environment. we have accumulated significant reserves. we have two funds, one sovereign fund which is about 40 -- $84 billion and another reserve fund that is another $80-miss -- $80-plus billion. and the national reserves are 500 plus billion dollars as well. we are almost debt-free country because our external debt is no more than 2.5% and including internal debt is around 10, 11%. if you compare it with the g8 countries and with the country t
security and not absolute security. it is a proportional metrics. the more security environment, the more substantial the project you can pursue. >> to follow up on that, in iraq , the assessments being done about security and engagement, in the aftermath, those assessments were being done by our ambassador and those assessments were being done by the generals on the ground. where are they on this proposal. do they feel that they would generals or massacres feel that they would have benefited i having this? thehe generals or ambassadors feel that they would have benefited i having this? >> he supports the idea of having it. >> when the u.s. is operating ambassador in iraq and with the u.s. operates elsewhere, it is ambassador who heads the effort in the country. the commanding general heads the defense operations. understand what was said. this would it fit in command? >> the mission is discrete and will to find. clarity will provide certainty to both agencies and the contractors. it would be somewhat like fema. its mission is to oversee the relief or reconstruction at 230 -- activity in
chinese shoppers. burberry maintained fw eed guidr the year but warned of an uneven trade environment as they shift from wholesale markets into branded store sales in latin america and asia. burberry group stock up 4.6% in london. now, on the eve of key signing talks in washington, regulators showing a willingness to play ball with the s.e.c. they say it will hand over all documents related to a u.s. listed chinese company, something the s.e.c. has been pushing for saying it hit roadblocks. csrc protective of state run business secrets didn't say which company's records were being leased and beijing is resisting request to open up se hearing at 2:30 on the planned takeover of smith field foods. the $4.7 billion deal would be the largest ever chinese acquisition of a u.s. company. lawmakers are expected to ask smith field ceo larry pope about food safety issues and foreign ownership. the deal's approval lies with the committee on foreign investment in the u.s. which is chaired by the treasury department. smith field stock, in fact, still up .8% and no surprise up 30% over the last thre
or for the u.s. s are? or is? >> well, i think first of all, a stable international environment. for them to reach economic goals. you can't think about that ithout thinking about u.s.-china relations. and i think that's probably the main thing. particularly this new leading team. over and emphasizing over that we should build a new of relationship between powers. >> major powers. >> yeah. e should show the world that the emergence of a new major power doesn't necessarily mean chaos and war and so on. i think they're very interested in this, in trying to build it. politicians erican that go over there usually get a eally great welcome, even the ones that aren't so friendly. >> so, as i mentioned, i spent ast week in beijing with a number of senior security officials, including wearing the pla. uniforms of the it was really interesting. one of the themes that came of ugh was the theme strategicic mistrust. and the argument that was given as for example in iraq and afghanistan, a large number of american troops have been killed friendly ly by uk fire. nobody except real anglo folks purpose,
-- inhospitable environment. as dr. neeson laid out in his report, the radical regime of iran is a long-standing highly developed structure in latin america. the primary purpose is to spread the iranian revolution by any means necessary, including terrorist attacks. decision by the bombings as mentioned earlier, and three publicly known failed attacks in the night states. this includes the 2007 attempt , and theas pipe lines 2000 on plot to hire hitman limits can -- from a mexican cartel. it is important that all three offers for all the rest the highest levels of the reigning government. these are manifestations of the core belief of every iranian government since the revolution. review fromst october 22, 1987, the cia stated that iranian leaders view terrorism as an important tool government. the use terrorism selectively and skillfully in coordination with diplomacy and military tactics. we believe leaders leave that terrorism is an except of a policy option, although they may differ on the appropriateness of the particular act of terrorism. reality inundamental the iranian constitut
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